Our mission is to develop self-sufficient communities in hard-to-reach rural areas of northern Malawi.
We achieve this by having strong guiding principles and a clear strategy which permeate everything we do: from managing our projects, to raising funds and communicating our work.
At the heart of our organisation is a community-led approach to development, making sure that everything we do is developed in partnership with the people we support. We want to help communities achieve self-sufficiency, so our projects provide sustainable, long-term training to become independent.
To do that, we have to work with trust and integrity, with a team of staff and volunteers who we can rely on. This also means always operating with professionalism, using the skills, experience, and local knowledge we’ve acquired since we started.
Our guiding priniciples are fundamental to our ten year strategy, developed in partnership with staff, trustees, community members, and local chiefs and government. This strategy will help us grow and continue to provide much-needed support and development opportunities to Nkhata Bay North.
At the end of ten years, we should have done our work so well, that these communities won’t need Temwa any more. That’s why central to the strategy is our exit plan. Over the course of our work, we will leave structures, training and opportunities in place that will enable communities to continue reaping the benefits of projects, long after we’ve stopped directly supporting them. We’ll then be able to move on to new areas in need of support.